5 Benefits of a professional massage
Updated: Jul 29
Over the centuries ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese and Indians have used massage techniques to ease pain and treat a variety of ailments. The therapeutic properties of herbs and oils, combined with massaging a person’s muscles are called massage therapy. Massage therapy is one of the most effective and widely used alternative therapies with hundreds of benefits documented, but for today we will only highlight 5 of them:
1. Reduces Stress
Why do we let go of stress and find ourselves in a state of harmony and relaxation when we’re being massaged? Tiffany Field (PhD), from the Touch Research Institute of the University of Miami Medical School, wrote an in-depth review on the effects of massage therapy on a number of issues. It is very effective in treating anxiety and depression because it lowers cortisol (main stress hormone) levels and increases dopamine (an activating neurotransmitter) and serotonin (the body’s natural antidepressant). This lowers your heart rate, enabling a person to better relax, release tension and even improves sleep. In effect changing your emotional state as well to being more positive, receptive and creative
Kukura Wellness Spa offers a complete De-Stress 120min package that includes a full body massage and a relaxing milk & honey bath to soak away stress.
2. Improves circulation
Applying moderate pressure through massage leads to increased blood flow which results in better performance recovery. Physio.co.uk states that there are two main types of circulation within the body, the circulation of lymph flow and the circulation of blood flow. When circulation is poor conditions such as swelling, tightness, tension and pain can increase. During a massage, the stimulation of improved circulation occurs when friction is created between the skin and fingers. The African Awakening Massage at Kukura Wellness Spa utilises the combination of massage and enhanced breathing techniques for maximum circulation effect.
3. Reduces pain
Therapeutic massage activates the release of endorphins (the feel-good hormone) which is a natural pain fighter. Endorphins also act similarly to morphine, without the addiction. Regular massages have been used to treat people who suffer from chronic pain for centuries. A professional massage therapist will aim to disturb the chronic pain cycle in order to reduce and relieve any pain and prevent it from reoccurring. The best massage techniques for pain relief are deep tissue and therapeutic massage. Kukura Wellness Spa combines these techniques to offer you the best possible pain relief massage therapy. View our treatment menu.
4. Eliminates toxins
Toxin release isn’t just about a massage, it is about the whole journey to a healthier version of you. At Kukura Wellness Spa we offer a complete Detox package, brimming with sublime sensory satisfaction. It all begins with a piping hot pot of herb and fruit infused tea followed by a full-body exfoliation, detox mud wrap, full body massage focusing on lymph draining and then finishing the treatment with a Rasul session to induce sweating for maximum toxin release. The ginger and lavender poultice massage also helps to eliminate toxins. We are so passionate about this line of therapy and it’s fantastic results that we’ve made it our tagline!
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5. Improve flexibility
Massageenvy.com states that “Massage therapy is a beneficial treatment for maintaining and improving flexibility and motion. By working on muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints, regular massage can improve your flexibility and range of motion, keeping your joints more fluid and making them less injury-prone.” Massage therapy addresses the build-up of lactic acid (responsible for stiff and sore muscles) thus loosening muscles and helping to alleviate pain and increase flexibility. Kukura Wellness Spa offers a Muscle Release Mud Wrap to aid in the treatment of sore and tight muscles.
Pure pleasure and heavenly bliss notwithstanding, there are countless more benefits of a professional massage which you can use as a decent reason to spoil yourself or any loved one. Our new exciting treatment menu will have you spoilt for choices. We look forward to welcoming you to Kukura Wellness Spa!
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*These are the opinions and beliefs of the professional spa therapist based on years of experience